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Poster: wagglebee Date: Nov 13, 2006 12:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Barton Hall - September 4th Show?????

I'm not saying it didn't happen, but Google it and you would be surprised. Since you are actually at Cornell, you could also see if there are old student newspapers archived from May of 77 and see if they mention the show or a freak snowstorm.

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Poster: high flow Date: Nov 13, 2006 1:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Barton Hall - September 4th Show?????

Looking at Deadbase, it was an odd tour.

After 3 nights at the Capital in Passaic and 5 nights at the Palladium in NY, they play 7 shows at 7 different venues in 8 nights. Tough on the roadies, eh?

Easy to see why memory is clouded. Not like trying to recall a 3,4 or 5 night run...

During 5/77, Brokedown, Jack Straw, Mexicali and China Doll all came back for the 1st time since '74. Dire Wolf, Black Peter, Casey Jones, China->Rider and Nobody's Fault also absent since '74 re-appear in the fall/winter. What a year for performance quality and break-outs...

Hard to believe the great year of '76 has 0 of these tunes.

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Poster: Lewis/Klitschko Date: Nov 15, 2006 8:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Barton Hall - September 4th Show?????

Yes, but '76 had monumental setlists of its own, and strengths '77 didn't have. Lots of "Let it Grows" and "Help>Slip>Franks" and "Crazy Fingers."

'77 was supercharged, no doubt, but '76 was perhaps more exotic.

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Poster: Timmy Dough Date: Nov 13, 2006 1:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Barton Hall - September 4th Show?????

yes, I will check the archive of the student paper - I'll let you know. It might not be for a couple of weeks...

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Poster: cosmicharlie Date: Nov 13, 2006 1:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Barton Hall - September 4th Show?????

look what I found here >> http://www.intellicast.com/Almanac/Northeast/May/
Does this include Ithaca?


May 10, 1977 -

an unprecedented spring snowstorm, spawned by a huge 5 contour 500 mb cutoff low, hit southern New England and southeastern New York. This storm, which began on the 9th, was an elevation storm. 20 inches of snow fell at Norfolk, Connecticut (elevation 1337 feet) while downtown Hartford received only 1.2 inches. The highest total occurred at slide mountain, New York (elevation 2600 feet) with 26 inches falling. Extensive damage to trees and powerlines occurred with 500,000 people without power following the storm. This was the first may snow in 107 years of records at Boston, Massachusetts although only 1/2 inch fell there. However, in the nearby suburb of Bedford, 9.5 inches fell. Of particular interest is the fact that Concord, New Hampshire received all rain from the storm, demonstrating latitude further north played no role in this snowstorm

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Poster: wagglebee Date: Nov 13, 2006 1:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Barton Hall - September 4th Show?????

It sounds like the storm STARTED on the 9th, but that the bulk of the storm was on the 10th -- this would indicate that the storm started on the night of the 9th. The Barton Hall show would have been letting out early in the morning of the 9th.

I would still like see something published from May of 77 that talks about the show.